For a long time, it has been noted that African countries recruit only European breeders. For this Africa Cup of Nations to be played in Egypt, 11 countries have decided to change the situation by favoring African breeders.
France 24 has published on Monday, June 17, 2019 a list of eleven African coaches at the head of selections who will try to win the trophy on July 19 in Cairo.
Florent Ibengue (DR Congo)
Florent Ibengue has been in post since 2014, he has a 3rd place finish at CAN 2015, CAN quarter-finalists 2017 and winner of the African Nations championship in 2016.
Sunday Chidzambwa (Zimbabwe)
Sunday Chidzambwa spent his entire playing career in Zimbabwe at Dynamos in Harare. Since 2017, when he leads the warriors, the 67-year-old technician helped his team to win the Southern African Cup (Cosafa) in 2018, and 3rd in 2019.
Olivier Niyungeko (Burundi)
Aged 39, Olivier Niyungeko started the Burundian selection as an assistant between 2015 and 2016. Since July 2016 he has been head coach. He helped the swallows of Burundi for the first time in history to qualify for CAN 2019.
Aliou Cissé (Senegal)
A former Senegalese international, Aliou Cissé has been leading the Teranga lions since March 4, 2015. He records as the quarterfinal record of the 2017 CAN, and first round at the 2018 World Cup.
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)
Fennecs coach Djamel Belmadi, a former PSG and OM player, started his coaching career in Qatar with Lekhwiya, who later became Al-Duhail. He won four championship titles (2011, 2012, 2017 and 2018) and three Cups. He also made an interlude at the head of the Qatari selection. In August 2018, he was called to the bedside of Fennecs.
Ricardo Manneti (Namibia)
Former international, Ricardo Manneti was converted into a coach and led Namibia to victory at the Southern African Cup (Cosafa) in 2015 before leaving. He was called back three months later.
Ibrahim Kamara (Ivory Coast)
Since June 30, 2018, Ibrahim Kamara has been sidelined by the Ivorian team. He was acting since the departure of Belgian Marc Wilmots. For now, there is no balance sheet at the head of the selection.
Mohamed Magassouba (Mali)
Mohamed Magassouba was called to act as interim manager for Alain Giresse in 2017. Since then, he has remained as senior technician for the Eagles of Mali.
Baciro Candé (Guinea Bissau)
Baciro Candé was the coach of Guinea Bissau from 2003 to 2010. He was recalled in 2016. Since then, he has been able to bring stability to the Djurtus, obtaining a historic qualification for CAN 2017 and 2019
James Kwesi Appiah (Ghana)
After the “disappointing” World Cup he had in 2014 with the Black Stars, James Kwesi was fired. He returned to the charge in April 2017. Since then nothing has been recorded as a balance sheet.
Emmanuel Amunike (Tanzania)
Former Nigerian international Emmanuel Amunike won the CAN in 1994 and the Olympics with his country. He has been in charge of the Tanzanian selection since August 2018. As a record, he helped the Tanzanian team to qualify for CAN 2019, the first since 1980.